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How To Change Someone's Story

How To Change Someone's Story

09.26.2014
It doesn't take much to change someone's story. In fact, I've discovered six seconds will do.
The World Has Problems? Ask Your Kids to Solve Them!

The World Has Problems? Ask Your Kids to Solve Them!

09.19.2014
What happens when 2,000 kids from around the world show up in Ames, Iowa to solve world problems? They get solved, and by some of the brightest...
I've Been Holding My Daughter Back For My Son's Sake. Not Anymore.

I've Been Holding My Daughter Back For My Son's Sake. Not Anymore.

09.18.2014
Saying "yes" to her, often means saying "no" to him -- or forcing him to watch from the sidelines. Saying "no" to both seems easier --...
What Matters Most About Being a Father

What Matters Most About Being a Father

09.17.2014
Your kids need you to really love them. And loving them is more than just financially providing for them. You need to love them for who...
How To Get Your Kids To Bed In A Few (Dozen) Easy Steps

How To Get Your Kids To Bed In A Few (Dozen) Easy Steps

09.16.2014
All it takes is a practiced routine, a few (dozen) simple steps, and the patience of a saint to guide your kids to a night of dreamy splendor....
The Importance of Sleep

The Importance of Sleep

09.10.2014
Being woken up in the middle of the night on occasion is one more moment, one more memory, one more incredible experience I get to have...
The Final Adventure of Nicky, the Skunk and the Dinosaur

The Final Adventure of Nicky, the Skunk and the Dinosaur

09. 4.2014
Most of the time, I stayed for a quick story and was glad I did. But now I look back and miss the Skunk and the Dinosaur, and I kick myself...
Back To School Rules for Co-Parents

Back To School Rules for Co-Parents

09. 3.2014
Parents don't naturally know how to co-parent. When a separation in an adult relationship occurs, there are many emotions, stresses and...
The 'Artisanal' School Supplies List

The 'Artisanal' School Supplies List

09. 2.2014
Great care was taken in choosing these school supplies to further your child's education and put him/her in a "ready to learn" state of...
Back To School: The 70s vs. Today

Back To School: The 70s vs. Today

08.26.2014
1. Take five deep breaths and say a positive affirmation. School begins in two weeks. It is the middle of July. Don't worry, you still...
The One Thing I Want to Tell My Kids Before They Start School

The One Thing I Want to Tell My Kids Before They Start School

08.21.2014
Be kind to yourself. Forgive yourself for mistakes. Give yourself time to rest and relax and rejuvenate. Figure out what you love and do...
Backpacks for Everyone

Backpacks for Everyone

08.18.2014
As a former teacher, my heart skips a (literal) beat at the the thought of new school supplies. I love neat piles of notebooks, brand new...
5 Things To Remember When You're Buying Back-To-School Lunch Gear

5 Things To Remember When You're Buying Back-To-School Lunch Gear

08.12.2014
Will these tips solve all of your back-to-school problems? Maybe not, but hopefully they will help you think through your lunch gear choices...
Joan Jett Rocks It at the Quick Chek Festival of Ballooning

Joan Jett Rocks It at the Quick Chek Festival of Ballooning

08. 8.2014
I love rock and roll! When I found out Joan Jett & The Blackhearts were playing at the Quick Chek Festival of Ballooning this year, you...